June 18, 2013
For whom should we show 'compassion,' Mr. President?
Compassion, Mr. President? How about compassion for American citizens who need jobs? How about caring more about American citizens who "live in the shadows" over and above illegal aliens who, as President Obama puts it, "live in the shadows?" The evidence adduced by the commission [U.S. Commission on Civil Rights] shows that not only does illegal immigration depress the employment levels of low-skilled Americans, it drives down the wages for available jobs. For example, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta estimated that as a result of the growth of undocumented workers, the annual earnings of actual documented workers in Georgia in 2007 were $960 lower than they were in 2000. In the leisure hospitality sectors of the economy, the wages were $1,520 lower. Want to know what your American citizenship is worth? Try $1000. That is the fine that illegals have to pay to put them on the path to citizenship if the immigration bill forged by the "gang of eight"...(Read Full Post)